42 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 4/13/18

    • It can be hard for me also. But after years of holding on to stuff it only does me damage. It wears on my mind so therefore I’m learning to leave it in the past and move on with my future. I put it on them and release myself of the emotional burden.

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  1. Generally, yes, but it can take some time. Often, I think, we first need to forgive our self for getting into the situation. Holding a grudge is a way of not doing that. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean not seeking justice or amends, and definitely not forgetting.

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  2. Yes. I forgive without them asking, but generally cut-off communications. If they ask for forgiveness, I will continue communications. If they repeat the offense, I cut them off. Forgiveness comes easy when we realize that it doesn’t mean being the offender’s beating pole. “Gentle as a dove, wise as a serpent” is advice that is heeded. A serpent is cold-blooded. It knows when it’s too hot to remove itself where it is cool, and if it’s too cool to remove itself where it can be warm.

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  3. No, not really. Well, I guess it really depends, now that I think about it. What trust did they break? Is it repeatedly repeated? Did someone cheat on me, or did they show up late for something? Lie to me over and over, or eat the sandwich I brought for lunch? The formers in those examples? Forgiveness wouldn’t come easily. The latters? Eh. No biggie. Ya’ know?

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